Are you embarrassed by your drab, dull hair? Do you want a new look that will make people take a second look at you? There are many ways you can give your hair some bounce and vitality and bring it back to life. Putting the following tips to use is certain to improve your hair’s appearance and quality.
Never brush your hair when it is wet as it can cause damage that is hard to repair. Wet hair is more easily damaged than dry hair. You can avoid damage by simply brushing your hair prior to a shower, or waiting until it has air dried afterward.
Protect your hair! If you use heat to style your hair, make sure you take extra care to protect it. While flat-irons, blow-dryers, and curling irons may give you beautiful hair one day, they may leave your hair frizzy and lifeless the next. Always use products that protect your hair from heat, and invest in a ceramic flat iron.
When choosing a brush to use on your hair, choose one with soft bristles, instead of hard ones. There are brushes available that are made of animal fibers or soft bristles that will be easier on your hair and not cause any type of damage to your beautiful hair!
Begin by combing out any tangles with a wide tooth comb starting at the ends before you use a brush on it. This will minimize any damage you do to your hair by brushing the tangles out instead of combing them. Remember to start at the ends and work your way up.
If you love the texture of your hair after you’ve been swimming, then there are safer, more soothing ways to get that wavy look. Seek out sprays that are called “salt spray” or another similar name. Should you want to create this look yourself, put one teaspoon of table salt in with approximately a cup of water. You should then put in around 10 drops of essential lavendar oil, there it is, the ocean!
When you are drying off your hair after a shower, do take care to be quite gentle. Vigorous and enthusiastic rubbing can cause hair damage and breakage to occur, not to mention, tough to remove tangles. Instead, take the towel and gently squeeze out the excess water, while delicately blotting the roots.
It’s important to make sure your hair and scalp get enough natural oil. For even distribution of your hair’s natural oil, try bending over and brushing your scalp and hair back to front. Keep doing this until your scalp begins to tingle. Follow up with a gentle massage using your fingertips.
Don’t believe everything you hear. While it may be a popular belief that cutting hair will make it grow faster, that is false. However, keeping ends trimmed and free of split ends can make your hair appear longer and fuller. Split ends appear thin and are often difficult to see while healthy ends are thicker, and that volume helps to create the illusion of more length.
Sometimes, it is vital to use styling products to get the look that you want, but do not overuse gels or creams on your hair. Excessive use can strip your hair of its natural ingredients and cause build up which does not look attractive. Limit your use of products for optimal hair health.
If you enjoy swimming in pools during the spring and summer, take time to protect your hair before hitting the water. Either soak your hair in regular water to discourage the absorption of chlorinated water, or wear a bathing cap to avoid drying out your delicate tresses. Your hair will thank you for it.
Hopefully, you will find that the advice written here was helpful and that you can incorporate it into your routine daily. With minimal effort, you can change the appearance of your hair for the better.